Friday, July 17, 2009

Day 10 & Day 11, plus a layout... Oh, and some BIG News!

I am going to make you wait until the end of this post for the big news! I know it's mean, but I really want to show off my Day 10 photo project:

Mark took this beautiful photo of the Palouse during the Fall of 2005. I love the little barn in the distance & the wheat field. I am really going to miss the wheat when we leave Pullman.

Anyway, the technique was to combine textures, a clipping mask, type, & an edge burn to create a cool photo effect.

For Day 11 we learned how to do selective/spot recoloring. I had no idea how to do this until today's lesson, so I am really proud of the results! I love how Evan's cars really stand out against the black & white photo.

For week 3 of Renee Pearson's class we learned how to create our own layered templates. I had no idea you could turn any shape into a clipping mask for digital templates. Below is the template I created for the class:

And this is the layout I created using that template. I ended up changing a few things but the page is more "me" this way:

[Supplies: "Today" label, kraft scallop tag, staples, photo corners, flower brushes, and patterned papers are Karla Dudley Designs and no longer available. Ali Edwards Text Frames Life. Katie Pertiet Basic Twills Summertime. Ali Edwards Journal Brackets.]

Ok, so the big new is.... Mark got a job! He accepted a job with a company in Cincinnati, Ohio & he starts in January. I am so, so very proud of my husband :-) It's been a really l-o-n-g process & many months of interviews (phone & in person), and several trips across the country, but he did it. He verbally accepted the offer yesterday but we are still waiting on the written offer (I want to see it in writing LOL!). So we will become Cincinnatians? Cincinites? Whatever we are, we're excited! I'm not sure if I can talk about the company he is going to be working for because of security issues, but it's big & exactly who he has been talking about working for since he starting school four years ago. I could go on and on about how excited I am, but I'll spare you the gushing. Just know that we have loved our time in Pullman and we are going to be so sad to leave, but this new adventure is what we've been waiting for. Mark has worked so hard for four years, and I am thankful he found a job he's excited about. Wish us luck as I try to pack us & move a husband and two kids (plus a hamster) a couple thousand miles.

I'll be back tomorrow with some new photos of the kids and (hopefully) another layout. Peace.


TAMI said...

Congrats on your BIG news- Wow it is sooooo far away!
Your pictures have turned out great- I ordered a photoshop program so hopefully it will be here soon so I can 'play'!

Terri said...

Congrats on Mark's new job...very exciting for all of you...a whole new adventure is about to begin and new place to explore in another part of the country!!

Great job on your layouts and photos, Erin, you have learned a lot through your classes...and are so creative...nice work, I always enjoy seeing what you've created!

Cindy said...

Big news? This is HUGE news!! Congratulations to all of you, give Mark a big hug from us. There's so much to do in the Midwest...we loved the ballpark in Cincinnati and the Underground Railroad Museum is really good, too. You won't be terribly far from Chicago and all the wonderful things that city has to offer. And who can forget Cedar Point...less than 200 miles from the best roller coasters ever. You're going to build a great life there, I'm thrilled for all of you!